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CVSC to host another research presentation on 7 September 2016

Central Visayas Studies Center, the research office of UP Cebu, invites you to the 3rd research presentation on 7 September 2016 at the AVR 1, 1:30PM.

The presentation will feature two research grant papers and one faculty grant paper.

The research presentation is part of the office’s thrust in giving research support by providing a venue for faculty members to share their research outputs to the community.

For more inquiries, please contact the Central Visayas Studies Center office at (032) 232-2642 loc. 209.

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UP Cebu faculty members attend Multidisciplinary Workshop

Faculty members attended the two-day Multidisciplinary Research Proposal Writeshop with VicePresident for Academic Affairs Gisela Concepcion delivering her keynote address and Dr. Ma.Cecilia Conaco from the UP Department of Psychology as the resource speaker.

The workshop brought together the UP Cebu faculty members from the four clusters to engage with each other in identifying topics for collaborative research and drafting multidisciplinary research proposals for submissions to identified funding sources.

The workshop was held last 16-17 June 2016 in Montebello Villa Hotel.

UP Cebu faculty members present researches in 2nd research presentation

6 faculty members presented their respective researches during the Research Presentations on

Social Sciences and Business Management held last 7 June 2016 in UP Cebu AVR 1.
Researches presented were the following:

  • Breast is Best? A Feminist Re-reading of Breastfeeding Policies and Practices in the Philippines
    by Prof. Kaira Zoe Alburo-Cañete
  • Swimming with Whale Sharks: A case study of the whale shark tourism in Tanawan, Oslob,Cebu
    by Prof. Zenaida Ligan-Ashburn
  • A Model of Trust and Collaboration in a Fresh Vegetable Supply Chain in Central Philippines
    by Prof. Ernesto Yap
  • Developing Reciprocity, Intercultural Communicative Competence, Learning through International Service Learning
    by Dr. Aurelio Vilbar
  • Communicating the urgency of climate change: Effects of message elaboration, mode of communication, and gender on behavioral intentions toward climate change mitigation
    by Prof. Ma. Rowena Mende
  • Emotional Labor and Its Influence on Employees' Work and Personal Life
    by Dr. Leahlizbeth Sia

The second research presentation that was organized by Central Visayas Studies Center ended with panel reactions from Prof. Henry Francis Espiritu and Prof. Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya.

CVSC invites you to a research presentation on 7 June 2016

Central Visayas Studies Center, the research office of UP Cebu, invites you to the 2nd research presentation on 7 June 2016 at the AVR 1, 1:30PM.

Six faculty members will present the outputs of their respective researches in the field of social sciences and business management.

The research presentation is part of the office’s thrust in giving research support by providing a venue for faculty members to share their research outputs to the community.

For more inquiries, please contact the Central Visayas Studies Center office at (032) 232-2642 loc. 209.

Research Presentation 7 June 2016

Research Presentation 7 June 2016

4 UP Cebu Faculty Members to Present Researches in Social Science, Business Management, and Arts

Four faculty members of the University of the Philippines Cebu will present the outputs of their researches on 20 January 2016.

Research Presentation

Presenters and their topics are Atty. Francis Michael Abad on The Crowning of Thorns: of princes, lions, and foxes: An analysis on the diminution of the efficacy of Machiavellianism in the Philippines, Dr. Tiffany Adelaine Tan on Influence of Demographic Variables on Customers’ Behavior in Cases of Service Failures and A study on the buying behavior of sari sari store owners in Metropolitan Cebu, Dr. Leahlizbeth Sia on The Influence of Organizational Justice on Job Satisfaction In A Hotel Setting, and Mr. Gregg Lloren on Socio-Cultural Appropriation of Sex-Sell Billboard Ads: A Multimodal Study on the Grammar of Sexually Implicit Advertising Text and Images.

Research Presentation Program 20 January 2016

The research presentation will be the first activity to be hosted by the Central Visayas Studies Center, the research office of the university, for 2016. It will be held in the UP Cebu AVR 2, Gorordo Avenue, Lahug, Cebu City.

For more inquiries, please contact the Central Visayas Studies Center office at (032) 233¬9034.

UPLB professor discusses possible research collaboration with DCS faculty members and students

A professor from the University of the Philippines Los Baños paid a visit to UP Cebu and conducted a short talk on the ongoing researches of UPLB last September 4, 2015.

Pabico

Prof. Jaderick Pabico of Computer Science and head of the Research Division of the Institute of Computer Science looked forward to possible collaborations on computer and computing sciences researches with the UP Cebu faculty members and students.

Pabico discussed on the efforts on the long-term continuous profiling of sentiment and readability of Tweets from disaster-prone ares in the Philippines.

In particular, Pabico shared the “System for sensing human sentiments to augment a model for predicting rare lake events,” wherein he mentioned that the motivation for the research was the untimely information of fish kille events (FKE) that is not enough for fisherfolks to conduct emergency avoidance prodecures. This problem was addressed with a research program funded in 2012 by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) to develop a fishkill early warning system for Taal Lake.

Prof. Pabico answers questions from DCS students

Prof. Pabico answers questions from DCS students

With residents owning electronic communication devies, social media became the avenue for expressing real-time concerns. This resulted to scientists utilizing social media posts and microblogs for real-time forecasting on the occurrence of the natural FKE.

The brief talk was attended by more than 40 students from the Department of Computer Science.

University of California (UC) Berkeley professor to give a talk on Dynamic Meshing for Fluid Simulations in Computer Animation in UP Cebu

A professor from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences in the University of California Berkeley will share insights on his research in physical modeling for computer graphics.

Jonathan Richard Shewchuk will visit the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu on June 15, 2015, to give a talk on the Dynamic Meshing for Fluid Simulations in Computer Animation.

Jonathan Richard Shewchuk

Jonathan Richard Shewchuk

Shewchuk is best known for his software Triangle for high-quality triangular mesh generation, which won the 2003 James Hardy Wilkinson Prize in Numerical Software, and his “Introduction to the Conjugate Gradient Method Without the Agonizing Pain.”

The seminar will be held in UP Cebu AVR 2 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Simon Fraser University lecturer to share IT expertise in UP Cebu

A senior lecturer from the School of Computing Science of the Simon Fraser University will share his expertise to students and other interested participants in the University of the Philippines Cebu.

Mr. Greg Baker will discuss “Why “slow” languages don’t have to be slow” on May 13, 2015. The interesting and relevant topic is aimed to inspire students in the field of information technology.

Mr. Baker’s academic experiences include handling courses in Multimedia and the Internet, Comparative Programming Languages, and Web-based Information Systems

The seminar will be held in UP Cebu ILC AVR from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more inquiries, please contact the Central Visayas Studies Center office at (032) 233-9034.

Central Visayas Study Center 2014 Annual Report

The Central Visayas Studies Center continued supporting UP Cebu’s thrust to intensify research and enhance research outputs. This year, faculty members and REPs produced 24 publications, of which 13 were published in ISI or Scopus-indexed journals, 4 creative work exhibits, and 39 paper/poster presentations in international and local/national conferences. 5 UP System International Publication Awards were given to three faculty members: Prof. Kaira Alburo-Cañete for her international publication entitled “Bodies at Risk: “Managing” Sexuality and Reproduction in the Aftermath of Disaster in the Philippines,” Prof. Eukene Bensig for her publications, “Oil degrading and heterotrophic bacteria composition in the oil-spilled affected mangrove forest sediment in Mactan Island, Central Philippines” and “Fecal and coliform levels as indicative factors in deterioration of the water quality of Lahug River, Cebu City, Philippines” with Dr. Mary Joyce Flores. Dr. Flores received an additional IPA for her publication, “An assessment of the physicochemical parameters of Mananga River, Cebu, Philippines.”

The Sciences Cluster faculty commenced implementation of three research projects with external funding support. These included two LIDAR Projects on Data Processing and Validation in Western Visayas under PHIL-LIDAR Program (Hazard Mapping of 2/3 of the Philippines Using LIDAR) and PHIL-LIDAR 2 Program (Detailed Resources Assessment Using LIDAR) with P12 million pesos each from DOST-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIERD) and the Parallel Language Resources for Cebuano project with P1.5 million pesos from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Fifteen proposals submitted under the UP Cebu 2013 Faculty Grant and Research and Creative Work Grant (RCWG) were approved for implementation during the year. In addition, 12 faculty members were awarded with the UP Cebu 2014 Faculty Grant while 12 proposals were submitted for funding under the UP Cebu 2014 RCWG.

Table 1: Research Output of UP Cebu Faculty and REPS in 2014

Arts and Humanities

Business Management

Sciences

Social Sciences

REPs

Total

Publication

3

4

17

2

24

   ISI/Scopus-Indexed

1

1

9

2

 

13

       Peer-ReviewedLocalInternational

2

 

2

1

  

6

     

4

7

 Creative Work/Exhibit

3

1

4

 Paper/Poster Presentation

 

4

 

6

 

15

 

12

 

2

 

39

     Papers Presented – International

3

2

4

6

 

15

       Papers Presented –Local/National

1

4

5

6

2

18

       Posters Presented –Local/National    

6

   

6

International Publication Award

4

1

 

 5

Research Projects with External Funding

3

 

3

Researches with Approved Proposals

3

1

5

6

 

15

Completed Researches

3

3

3

3

 

12

 

UP Cebu faculty members, REPs, and administrative staffs participate in the IBM SPSS training, conducted by STRAND Asia.

UP Cebu faculty members, REPs, and administrative staffs participate in the IBM SPSS training, conducted by STRAND Asia.

 

CVSC streamlined the process flow of the UP Cebu Faculty Grant and RCWG to fast track their implementation. It organized the From Writing to Publishing Seminar-Workshop, with Mr. Bin Walters of SpingerOpen Journal as guest speaker, to reinforce capability of faculty researchers in preparing manuscript and publishing. It also partnered with the Computing Services Unit in arranging the three-day IBM SPSS Training by STRAND Asia.

CVSC revived its official research publication, the Lahutay, starting in the second quarter of 2014 to document and disseminate research and research related activities and outputs of UP Cebu. Three quarterly issues were completed and e-copies were distributed to faculty members.

CVSC also provided support and secretariat assistance to the following activities other UP Cebu units: Seminar on Gene Therapy by Prof Galileo Encabo of the University of Florida; visit of Kansai University International Studies Program; Policy Forum on Medical Marijuana; Molecular Phylogenetics and DNA Barcoding: Studies of the Thomasian Angiosperm Phylogeny and Barcoding Group by Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro of the University of Sto. Tomas; Seminar on Outcomes-Based Education and 21st Century Learning; Workshop on Computation Theory and Practice of the Department of Computer Science; Workshop on the Elevation of Programs/Clusters into Departments/Colleges; Seminar on Laboratory Safety and the 41st Annual PSBMB Convention of the Biology Program. It also extended assistance to PhilSHIFT researchers from UP Manila in disseminating information about their research project and the survey they would conduct in UP Cebu.

Prof. Galileo Encabo shared his expertise during the Seminar on Gene Therapy.

Prof. Galileo Encabo shared his expertise during the Seminar on Gene Therapy.

Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro with faculty members from the Biology Program of the Sciences Cluster after his discussion on the "DNA Barcoding: Studies of the Thomasian Angiosperm Phylogeny and Barcoding Group."

Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro with faculty members from the Biology Program of the Sciences Cluster after his discussion on the “DNA Barcoding: Studies of the Thomasian Angiosperm Phylogeny and Barcoding Group.”

UP Cebu to host lecture on Molecular Phylogenetics and DNA Barcoding

Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro is one of the country's outstanding young scientists and an expert in the fields of Plant & Animal Science, Ecology, and Biochemistry. He is a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences & The Graduate School, and the director of the Office for Graduate Research in the University of Santo Tomas.

Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro is one of the country’s outstanding young scientists and an expert in the fields of Plant & Animal Science, Ecology, and Biochemistry.
He is a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences & The Graduate School, and the director of the Office for Graduate Research in the University of Santo Tomas.

One of the country’s outstanding young scientists and an expert in the fields of Plant & Animal Science, Ecology, and Biochemistry will share his knowledge through a lecture in UP Cebu this Monday, March 31, 2014.

Dr. Grecebio Jonathan Alejandro will discuss on Molecular Phylogenetics and DNA Barcoding: Studies of the Thomasian Angiosperm Phylogeny and Barcoding Group at the university’s Audio Visual Room 2 at 1:30PM.

Alejandro is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences & The Graduate School and the director of the Office for Graduate Research (OGR) in the University of Santo Tomas.

His research interests are systematics and taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics, biodiversity, and biogeography of Philippine flora, DNA barcoding of Philippine medicinal plants, collaborative studies on the phytochemistry and biological potentials of endemic and indigenous Philippine plants.

His pioneering works include the study of plant molecular phylogenetics in the Philippines and the development of Philippine Rubiaceae Interactive Database.

The lecture is organized by the UP Cebu Central Visayas Studies Center (CVSC) in coordination with the Biology Program of the Sciences Cluster.